Welcome to the Montrose Football Club website.
EFL Life Members
Congratulations to Sebi and Wrighty for becoming Life Members of the EFL. Pictured with them is the very proud Senior President of the Montrose Football Club, Tony Eastwood.
To Our Valued Sponsors, Junior Coaches and all Supporters
We are holding a no frills sausage sizzle at the ground for our last senior player training session for 2015. We would like to invite you to come along and meet some of the coaching staff, playing group, other sponsors, Board members and Commitee members and to also see and meet some of our new recruits.
THE BBQ WILL START FROM 6.30PM, WEDNESDAY 17TH DECEMBER, 2014
COME ON DOWN AND SUPPORT YOUR CLUB
MONTROSE FOOTBALL CLUB ~ ONE CLUB
*Club Address from the newly elected Chairman of the Board
It is with great pleasure that I have been accepted at our AGM on Wednesday the 19th November, as the incoming Chairman of the Board of the Montrose Football Club. As a past President, Secretary, Committee member and Player I am really proud to once again represent our Club.
It is great to be finally back “home” with Montrose after 30 years since leaving the Club to work overseas in 1984. Since my return to Melbourne I have been fortunate to have been involved in local football for 25 of those years (Auskick, Junior Football at East Ringwood FC and Senior Football at Surrey Park FC).
Since my return in 2014, my observations over the last year at Montrose have been that we are a fortunate Club, that has great facilities but more importantly, great people. This was personally demonstrated to me with the large number of people who got involved and made our 2014 International Cup event so successful on so many fronts. This was an event that will be remembered and talked about by lots of people both from within our Club and the local football fraternity, but just as importantly our overseas visitors and their officials.
Our Board and Committees have served the Club well in the past, resulting in our elevation in 2014 into the EFL First Division. The performance by all sides, particularly our Senior Team finishing 3rd on the Ladder, was an excellent start for a new First Division Club. This was capped off by Andrew Haining winning the EFL Senior B & F and Michael “Barney” Edwards winning the EFL Reserves B & F. A great year by the Coaches led by Brett Johnson and our off field team led by Terry Dean.
I would sincerely thank the retiring Board and Committee Members that have devoted so much of their time and expertise in the development of our Club so that it is equipped to compete in the highest level of the Eastern Football League.
From the new Board of Management’s perspective, we need to deliver on the importance of “One Club” – not just as a nice tag line, but also as a mantra to drive our Club to sustainable success.
We must be committed to review and revise our management processes, to seek andappoint competent and trustworthy people to administer our Club. In concert with the Eastern Football League, our wonderful Sponsor Partners, our Senior and Junior Members and Players be supportive, of the Community we live in and uphold the high Community standards expected of us.
We must all understand andpromote the values of our family based One Club.
This can be achieved by the continual recruitment of good people and the transitioning of skills and experience from Committee & Board incumbents to people transitioning through our Junior and Senior Committees. The continuing progress of our Club to attain 'sustainable success' is up to EVERY Member of our Club - not just a few elected officials.
There are many challenges for us in the future, however, I am confident the Board will deliver the leadership and management skills to Montrose Football Club to ensure our continued success both on and off the field and as such, I seek the support of all members for myself and my fellow Board members.
If we do this as One Club, we can look forward to another successful year in 2015.
Chairman, Montrose Football Club
MFC Juniors is looking for players
born in 2001 (U14s) and 2002 (U13's)
Positions still available in all age groups U8's to U17's
Enquiries can be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
to Gary Felstead 0438 298 077 (refer Junior Registration tab on website for all information)
MFC Senior Teams and U17's/U15's Training Times & Venue for Pre season
Senior Teams - Monday & Wednesday nights 6.30pm - Montrose Back Oval - commencing 18th November 2014
Junior's U17's & U15's - Tuesday & Thursday nights 6.30pm to 8.00pm - Montrose Back Oval - commencing 25th November 2014
Coach Contacts are:
U19's - John Gordon 0430 946 761
Reserves - Andrew Toop 0402 012 886
Seniors - Brett Johnson
U17's - Murray Schneider 0428 315 230 or Jason Allsopp 0409 537 381
U15's - David Witnish 0459 955 005
Want to play junior football with a Division 1 Club in 2015 season?
Visit the Junior tab for all information and forms.
We are a community based club where your children will be nurtured through the younger years and offered development in the latter. MFC has a history of solid grass roots football with many of our senior players coming through our junior club.
** U8's is run in conjunction with Montrose Auskick.
Call Gary Felstead on 0438 298 077 or Liane Paynter on 0408 032 587 or email email@example.com
2014 AGM - CONFIRMATION OF BOARD OF MANAGEMENT 2014/15
The Board of Management has agreed to exercise its discretion under clause 21.3(b) of the Club's Constitution and set the maximum number of directors for the 2014/15 season at 10. On this basis, the number of nominations received for the vacant positions of director means that an election will not be required.
I am pleased to confirm that the following members will be elected to the Board of Management at the Club’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday evening 19 November 2014:
Chairman Rod Buncle
Treasurer Graham Herbert
Director Chris Dowling
Director Greg Gardoll
Director Tony Haining
On behalf of the Board of Management, congratulations to all new directors who I’m sure will make a strong contribution to the club’s administration in 2014/15.
Chairman, Board of Management
2015 Coaching Announcement for Senior Club
Montrose Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Leam Doughty as Senior Assistant Coach, Andrew Toop as the Reserves Coach and John Gordon as the Under 19 Coach for 2015.
Club President, Tony Eastwood, stated that our Club had been looking hard to appoint experienced Development Coaches for our young playing group, to accelerate their performance levels in line with the Club’s aims in 2015 and beyond.
Eastwood stated that Leam, Andrew & John have great records in this area within the EFL and that all Coaches will compliment the earlier re appointment of our successful Senior Coach, Brett Johnson and Senior Assistant coach Andrew Gibson.
The Board and Committees congratulate Leam, Andrew & John and wish them all the best for Season 2015 as we continue the development of our players and Club in Division 1 of the Eastern Football League.
CONGRATULATIONS GOES TO ANDREW HAINING IN SHARING THE CHANDLER MEDAL WITH RYAN MULLETT FROM VERMONT FOOTBALL CLUB
AND TO MICHAEL EDWARDS (BARNEY) FOR WINNING THE BEST AND FAIREST IN THE RESERVES
WELL DONE GUYS
Montrose Football Club Inc. (ABN 52 225 945 858)
Notice of election of four Board of Management positions
The election of up to four directors will be conducted at the 2014 Annual General Meeting to be held at the 7.30pm, Wednesday 19th November, 2014 at the Ken Dowling Pavilion, Montrose Recreation Reserve.
A formal notice of the Annual General Meeting will be issued at least 21 days prior to the meeting.
Nominations forms for vacant Board positons are now available from the Board Secretary, Liane Paynter.
All nominations must be received by Secretary no later than 7.30pm, Wednesday 12th November, 2014.
Please contact Liane Paynter on 0408 032 587 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior /Junior Committee Nomination 2014/2015 Season
Nominations are now open for both Committees
Demons reappoint Johnson
"Statement from Montrose Football Club"
The Montrose Football Club is pleased to announce the reappointment of Brett Johnson
as Senior Coach for 2015 seson. After leading the team to the Divison 2 Premiership
in 2013, this year Brett's guidance and direction has enabled us to secure our position
in the EFL's top Division. We congratulate Brett and wish him all the best as we continue
our development for the remainder of this year and for 2015.